And now, a few words about the absolute certainties in life.
No, I’m not talking about death, taxes, or me eating a chocolate chip cookie if it’s in front of me.
I’m talking about my new favorite absolute certainty: The Weather Channel’s website.
Specifically, I’m talking about the times when you log on there for your local forecast (as I did Tuesday), and it shows you this:
“Chance of Rain: 100%”
First, that amazes me. One hundred percent? They are 100 percent sure it’s going to rain on Wednesday? Like, there’s NO possibility that it won’t rain?
I mean, does the meteorologist walk into the room and tell his co-workers “Fellas, this thing is a lock. I guarantee it’s raining in New York Wednesday. No doubt about it. Go ahead and move that percentage to 100.”
There are so few guarantees in life. We think we’re getting that job, and we don’t. We’re sure the Patriots are beating the Giants in the Super Bowl a few years ago, and they don’t.
The world changes when we least expect it. No one can predict the future.
And yet The Weather Channel just goes out on that limb. They are 100 percent certain.
And that makes me feel better. Because now I know there’s one thing guaranteed to happen Wednesday.
**This is why I love this guy. Novak Djokovic doesn’t take himself, or his spot as the No.1 men’s tennis player in the world right now, too seriously. He’s got a great personality and knows how to have fun.
Check out this dance at :25, which he did after a match win last week. Here’s a guy so at ease with himself and not afraid to look silly.
**Finally, this slayed me. College football fans in particular will appreciate this. It’s a video from the blog nunesmagician.com, and it explains how The Spelling Bee would work if it was run like the BCS. Stick with it, it gets funnier as it goes along.